On February 9 last year, the Egyptian military spokesman announced the launch of “Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018.” The operation, which involved the army, navy, air force, border patrol, and
This week, Tunisia has started choosing mayors through newly elected municipal councils across the country, which Tunisians hope will end decades of economic regional inequality and poverty in the interior.
The strikes on Syria by the U.S., France, and the U.K. will make it less likely for its regime to use chemical weapons. They also represent a setback for Iran.
While Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch may help Erdogan meet personal and national security objectives, it will also bring serious consequences for Turkey and the region.
The demonstrations have subsided, but if the Kurdistan government continues to fail to meet demands, protests may reoccur and armed struggle could become a possibility.
This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.
Idlib’s civil society and governance structures are threatened by the potential resurgence of conflict, which has been kept at bay via a tenuous ceasefire negotiated in September 2018, the deterioration of which may result in humanitarian disaster and give rise to a new wave of jihadist activity.
This compilation of January’s TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.
Sinai’s Bedouin tribespeople have been victims and, at times, perpetrators of terror attacks. Increasingly, they have taken more complex and active roles in Egypt’s “war on terror.”
This report outlines trends and developments that have taken place in the past five years of the war on terror and examines the legal and political context in which they have occurred. Finally, it offers summary findings to further efforts to establish peace and security centered on rights and the rule of law.
TIMEP offers condolences to victims and families killed in the attack on the Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abd, North Sinai, and resoundingly denounces this attack and ongoing violence in Egypt.
“Today’s bombing symbolizes the degree to which sectarianism threatens the fabric of Egyptian society,” said TIMEP Executive Director Nancy Okail.
TIMEP acknowledges the necessity of the administration’s decision to overhaul its aid relationship with Egypt in a way that more appropriately focuses on security and terrorism.
TIMEP denounces the deadly terrorist attacks in Egypt yesterday claimed by Islamic State affiliate Wilayat Sinai, and extends its deepest condolences to those injured and the families of those killed.
TIMEP condemns the attacks that took place on Friday, October 24, against Egyptian military forces in North Sinai, and extends its deepest condolences to those affected by this violence.
Egypt’s 2018 presidential election period offers little illusion of any outcome than the president’s reelection. Yet Sisi’s second term will have important implications in several policy areas.
On March 7, Egyptian interior ministry forces killed seven alleged Hassm members after intercepting a van transporting explosives and nine tunnels connecting North Sinai with Gaza were destroyed by counterterrorism forces and military engineers.
In an attempt to deescalate tensions between Hamas and Israel, Egypt released four members of Hamas’ military wing, Qassam Brigades, who were in Egyptian custody after their abduction by masked men in Egypt in 2015.
Summary After allegedly planting two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Giza Square on February 15, an individual named al-Hassan Abdullah detonated an IED in al-Darb al-Ahmar on February 18, killing
Summary Egyptian Defense Minister General Muhammad Zaki met with US CENTCOM Commander General Joseph Votel in Cairo. A Hamas officer died after Egyptian security forces pumped toxic gas into a
Summary Four new claimed and unclaimed terror operations in Egypt were reported, including a rare attack reported outside of North Sinai, in Egypt’s New Valley governorate. Three counter-terror operations were